Kultur| Julkonsert „Music uplifts” – The Embassy of Hungary i Stockholm 11 december

En magisk julkonsert med gitarrvirtuosen och tonsättaren Ferenc Snétberger och hans elever från Snétberger Centret kommer sprida sitt magiska ljud i Stockholm, Eric Ericsonhallen . Centret ger stöd och åt unga musikaliska talanger som kommer från fattiga romska familjer och ofta utsatta situationer, för att hjälpa dem att uppfylla sina dröm och skapa musik i en trygg och kärleksfull miljö.

„Music uplifts” – The Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm presents the Christmas Concert of Ferenc Snétberger and the students of the Snétberger Music Talent Center

11 December 2019, Wednesday, 19:00

Stockholm, Eric Ericsonhallen

On 11 December 2019 the Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm cordially invites you to the picturesque Eric Ericsonhallen to a truly magical Christmas Concert featuring the internationally acclaimed Hungarian-born guitarist and composer Ferenc Snétberger and exceptional young musicians of his Snétberger Music Talent Center from Hungary.

Snétberger’s characteristic musical style inspired by Hungarian Roma traditions, Brazilian music and flamenco, classical guitar playing and jazz will guarantee a special atmosphere to make this concert unforgettable.

Date: 11 December 2019, Wednesday, 19:00

Venue: Eric Ericsonhallen, Kyrkslingan 2, 111 49 Stockholm

Free entry, no seat reservation required.

For further information, please visit the Facebook site of the Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm or e-mail tomission.sto@mfa.gov.hu or call 086639707.

Information on the artists and performance:

Ferenc Snétberger is an internationally acclaimed and many times awarded Hungarian guitarist / composer who was born in 1957 in northern Hungary, as the youngest son of a family of musicians. He lives in Berlin since 1988. He followed classical music and jazz guitar studies and soon developed his characteristic musical style inspired by Hungarian Roma traditions, Brazilian music and flamenco, classical guitar playing and jazz. He is well known for his art of improvising and for crossing stylistic borders.  Ferenc Snétberger has recorded numerous albums. On his last album Titok (Secret) he plays together with Swedish bass player Anders Jormin and drummer Joey Baron. Snétberger has played concerts all around Europe as well as in Japan, Korea, India and the United States.  He is dedicated to mentor young talents. He has created and has been the leader of Snétberger Music Talent Center in Hungary. More information: www.snetberger.com

Snétberger Music Talent Center was founded by Ferenc Snétberger in 2011 to support the musical education of children with disadvantaged backgrounds. Every year, the Center provides 12 week tailor-made education in jazz and classical music for 60-65 exceptionally talented youngsters who have primarily Roma background and mainly live in the Hungarian countryside. The aim of Ferenc Snétberger’s pedagogical program and mentor system is to support the young talents in their music career.  The students have concerts regularly in Hungary and Europe. In 2019 they already performed in Madrid before the royal family and in Portugal at the Terras sem Sombra festival. „I would not say that I’m the most proud of one specific person, because here the multitude of individual fates creates the feeling of community and experience of unity. This is a place where we become each other’s family in music, we learn from each other. For us music is the most important, music binds us together, music is the source of love and joy. Music lifts us together up. What only counts is: Music above all.” Ferenc Snétberger about the Music Talent Center and the music.

More information about the Talent Center www.snetbergercenter.org.